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OFFICE OF FAIR TRADING AND FUEL PRICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1000: tabled on 30 January 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is disappointed that despite a unanimous vote in Parliament calling for an investigation, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has refused to hold a full inquiry into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour in the petrol and diesel market; notes that their decision is despite evidence of market abuse handed to them by hundreds of independent petrol stations, transport firms, small businesses and members of the public through RMI Petrol, the AA, petrolpromise.com and FairFuelUK; further notes that even the OFT report admits that over the last 10 years the combined gross margin for refining, wholesaling and retailing has increased by 3.4 pence per litre for petrol and 7.2 pence per litre for diesel and that taking account of inflation, this represents an increase in real terms of 14 per cent for petrol and 41 per cent for diesel; and therefore calls on the OFT to reconsider its decision not to hold a full inquiry and to step up the pressure on the oil companies and financial speculators who are pushing up prices at the pump.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Blaydon
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Blyth Valley
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 February 2013
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
Belfast North
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 February 2013
Foyle
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 6 February 2013
Bradford West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2013
North Down
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2013
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 February 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2013
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 February 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 March 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Hayes and Harlington
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2013
Braintree
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 February 2013
Romford
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2013
Glenrothes
Sawford, Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Corby
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 February 2013
Strangford
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 6 February 2013
Blackley and Broughton
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 February 2013
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.